Looking for a Coast Guard-licensed captain to serve as an operator or a crewmember for your vessel? We have many and they're ready to serve you. With one free request, you can reach all of our members.
CAPCA offers an array of maritime-oriented classes that are open to the public, from marine electricity and radar operation to medical emergencies at sea and basic offshore safety and survival.
CAPCA also offers some members-only classes, such as U.S. Coast Guard-approved classes for renewing your captain's license and for refreshing your first-aid/CPR certification.
To see a preliminary list of courses for the upcoming year before they are open for registration, click READ MORE.
To see the current course offerings that are open for registration, click CLASSES in the main menu.
Do you have a current U.S. Coast Guard captain's license or USCG Document of Continuity? If so, we invite you to join us. You don’t have to be working as a captain or crew member to join CAPCA. A valid license or a Document of Continuity and being interested in maritime issues is all we require
Need a speaker for your yacht club or professional organization? Ask one of our Coast Guard-licensed captains.
Our members have a wealth of experience—on the water and in classrooms—that gives them the knowledge and background to provide guest-speaker presentations on a host of maritime-related topics, from seamanship and navigation to radio operation and basic first aid for boaters. Let us know a topic that interests you, and we’ll take it from there.
CAPCA provides this as a public service to the maritime community. There's no speaking fee or charge.